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Campaign website is launched

The organisers of the campaign to save St Dominic’s Priory School have set up a website to keep campaigners and supporters up to date with the latest news. The website is the latest part of the campaign, which also features a Facebook site and online petition.

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More tests needed to find out why Tim died

A post-mortem examination has failed to identify why Tim Perry collapsed and died on his way to work on Saturday 22nd January. The 19-year-old, who lived in Church Street, Stone, collapsed on Morrison’s car park between 7.15am and 8am. Paramedics were called to the scene but Tim, who had been making his way to his job at the Co-op store ...

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Teenager died as he walked to work

The 19-year-old who collapsed and died in the town on Saturday morning was a college student on his way to work at the Co-op supermarket on the High Street, The Sentinel has revealed. Former Alleyne’s High School pupil Tim Perry had been walking the short distance from his home in Church Street when tragedy struck. Police believe the 19-year-old collapsed ...

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New community fire station for Stone

Stone is to get a brand new community fire station after Staffordshire Fire and Rescue plans were given the green light. Stone and 10 other new stations across Staffordshire have been given the go-ahead. All stations will have extensive community facilities and building work is expected to start late next year. Chief Fire Officer/Chief Executive Peter Dartford said: “We are ...

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Stone restaurants make end-of-year list

Three Stone restaurants made it into The Sentinel restaurant critic’s list as among the best in Staffordshire in 2010. Alan Cookman named The Olives, Aston Marina‘s bistro and Chico’s in his end-of-year round-up. He wrote: “The bistro at the new Aston Marina served interesting food in an interesting setting, while the delightfully bijou Chico’s achieved what I’d thought impossible by ...

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National award for Stone Right Stuff club

Stone’s Right Stuff boxing club won a prestigious Children and Young People Now award at a ceremony in London earlier this month. The club was shortlisted in the Third Sector category. Set up in 2008 by PC Andy Whitehall, the Right Stuff club aims to connect with young people in the Stone area who have been involved in anti-social behaviour and ...

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Stone firms hook up to Think Local site

Hundreds of businesses in Stone are now featured on a new website which aims to boost local trade across Staffordshire. The free-to-join site gives firms across the county the chance to promote themselves and provide opportunities to trade with other local businesses as well as public sector organisations like councils. More than 30,000 businesses across Staffordshire are registered on the new-look ...

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Stone shops pass firework test

Shop owners in Stone who sell fireworks all ensured that proper age checks were carried out during a county council test purchase operation. Trading standards officers visited 60 shops before Bonfire Night across Staffordshire, including some in Stone, with volunteers under the age of 18 – the legal age to buy fireworks. Every shop tested ensured age checks were made ...

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